Favorite Thrift & Vintage Shops in Minneapolis and Chicago

You guys! I’m excited about this post for so many reasons, but primarily because it means summer road trip season is not far off. I’m heading to MN over the 4th of July, and definitely hitting up all the spots on the map below. Do you have a road trip dream for the summer? Don’t miss the link at the end of the article for the ultimate road trip playlist.

To get this party started, let me introduce you to Erin. This Minneapolis-based blogger and designer runs a DIY focused blog, Francois et Moi, with a tag line I can get behind – “Creating a handmade modern home one DIY at a time.” I reached out to Erin on Instagram when I noticed she had recently renovated her vintage bungalow, and she graciously let me pick her brain as our renovation process begins. We discovered our mutual love of vintage runs deep, and thought it would be fun to share top shopping spots in our respective cities. Check out Erin’s blog for some serious home and DIY inspiration!

Erin of Francois et Moi.
Erin of Francois et Moi.

Erin’s Picks for Thrift and Vintage Shops in Minneapolis

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Dying to go here!

Claire’s Picks for Thrift and Vintage Shops in Chicago 


Hope you’re feeling ready to roll down the windows, sing badly at the top of your lungs and bring home a station wagon’s worth of vintage and thrifted goods! Did we miss your favorite spot? Comment below and share your sources too.


XO – Claire ( & Erin )


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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer, and a passionate yoga teacher. Your personal sanctuary is closer to home than you think. Let’s find it together!

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